Last weekend Broadway Bares XVII raised an amazing $743,787 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
There were over 5,500 tickets sold to the two performances, with nearly 250 participants in the show! Not pictured: the 10 nearly-naked waiters working in the VIP section. How do we get in THERE?
The evening was capped off with a donation from M·A·C AIDS Fund of $115,000!
The first Broadway Bares performance (if you could even call it that) back in 1991 raised $8,000. Jerry Mitchell and six friends basically stripped at a bar in Chelsea for charity. Since then, the annual even has brought in a total of $4.8 MILLION DOLLARS for BC/EFA and their supported organizations.
This event is a major fundraiser for them, and if you feel guilty at all about viewing photos from the event without attending then you should definitely donate to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.